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277 days ago

Need help on heating my small workshop? - 16 replies

I have a small workshop, around 12 by 14 feet, insulated, with a garage door on one end. Setting on a concrete slab. I currently use a kerosene heater but that takes a lot of time to heat, and the cost of kerosene is over $4.50 a gallon. I don’t have a lot of wall space, my shop is very full, and I spray finish in it. The concrete slab...

468 days ago

Doll Furniture Sizes - 6 replies

Need some help on doll furniture sizes. Been looking and can’t seem to get any solid sizes of stuff. I want to start out making a few beds. Looks like 18 inch dolls are in, but the size of the bed is hard to gain. Any help, any sites or information that you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks -Mike

1112 days ago

Exotic Wood Sales in Pennsylvania? Where are they? - 8 replies

I do small projects sometimes with Exotic woods, but the problem is that good wood is hard to find. I like to look at what I am buying. Most of my Exotic wood purchases are from E-bay which has gotten very expensive plus the postage has gotten higher. I don’t usually buy large boards, short boards with nice grain. Just hard to find any...

1241 days ago

Still looking for Inlace Acrylester Spindle Blanks - 4 replies

Still looking for LONGER colored Acrylic spindle blanks. I sent out this question and got lots of answers back but they were all for clear cast rods. I want to make stuff out of the colorful Acrylester blanks, like are used on may pen and bottle stoppers. I just can’t find any vendors that sell it longer than 6 inches. Here is what I w...

1246 days ago

Acrylic Supply Vendors? - 5 replies

Having no luck in finding suppliers for Acrylic turning rods. I can find lots of vendors that sell pen blank size blanks but no vendors selling longer blanks. I believe that I want “cast” acrylic for lathe turning. I want the multi-colored rods with swirled colors like the pen blanks. I need them to be 8 or so inches long, and no...

1267 days ago

The age old question? What or who makes a decent Pen Press? - 11 replies

I have read some of the forum questions, and seen some of the homemade solutions, and heard a few comments about brand names.j I own a Grizzly pen press, and it is the biggest piece of junk that you could expect. The headstock is bent, the handle has broken several times, and the cam rod is now tilting upward. Almost useless. THERE HAS TO BE...

1467 days ago

Crochet Hooks help.... - 8 replies

I love doing the small stuff on the wood lathe, and the next thing that I want to make is knitting needles, yarn holders and especially Crochet Hooks. I notice in my hunt for information that they are numbers and letters on these things, that denote sizes, and lenghts. Does anyone have any information on turning sizes? Sizes for making these ...

1635 days ago

Need help learning about sharping lathe tools, what to buy and how to use. - 15 replies

I didn’t look very hard to see if there was information on my question, so forgive me if there are answers. I have been bumming along with sharping my lathe tools by freehanding. This leaves something to be desired especially on my rounded tools like gouges. I don’t have a lot of money to invest or room. My tools are the same als...


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